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Tackling corporate corruption with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Berlin, 20 May 2007 – As ongoing corporate bribery investigations and scandals make headlines around the world, Transparency International (TI) today published a working paper on the OECD’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, a set of social, labour, environmental and anti-corruption standards for transnational companies.

The TI working paper explains the Guidelines and their relevance in fighting corruption in the private sector. Case studies illustrate recent instances when civil society has filed complaints in different countries related to bribery and other violations.

The paper is a handy and compact reference for journalists and practitioners on a little-known tool with the potential to provide powerful results in the fight against corruption.

The paper is available for download here: http://www.transparency.org/publications/publications/wp_03_2008_oecd